Art Gallery

Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St.

On the beautiful brick interior walls of the Lancaster Theatre, visitors can find an ever-changing variety of beautiful works of art in media ranging from photography to paintings to sculpture. Many of the works on display are available for purchase. The gallery features the work of local and regional artists on a bimonthly rotation.

Art Exhibit Viewing Times: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and during other special events.

Currently Featured: 

It's Pink not Purple

"it's Pink not Purple" is a collaboration of three artists painting mostly in triptychs. Each canvas represents their individual and unique style but comes together to form one painting. Whether painted in oil or acrylic, the subjects are eclectic and sometimes abstract with a deep expression in use of vibrant and bold colors.

Beatrix Krell
I am a self-taught artist, most of my paintings are created in oil but I also work in acrylics and watercolors. I enjoy painting human figures, landscapes and abstracts. Most of my life I was interested in art, but it was not until 2003 that I started to paint on a regular basis. I was born in Germany, where I graduated as a registered nurse and moved to the U.S. in 1991.

Yvonne Gambino
I was born in West Berlin, Germany and presently reside in Flower Mound, Texas. I have enjoyed painting in all mediums, but especially have focused painting in oils and acrylics for the last seven years. As a self-taught artist, my primary source of inspiration for my paintings comes from my enjoyment in nature as well as my travels through Europe and the U.S. Although my painting style is more traditional, I have ventured out to paint more abstract pieces; painting collaboratively with Beatrix and Sylvia, under the name "it's Pink not Purple".

Sylvia Stehsel
I am a native Texan and have lived in the DFW area for over 20 years. Being that I have a BS degree and ended my career in Audit proves that it's never too late to re-kindle the passion and pursuit of a lifelong dream of becoming an artist. I am a self-taught artist and have been painting since 2003, exploring in various techniques and themes in both oil and acrylic. Fascinated by texture and color, I consider myself an eclectic artist painting from traditional to abstract art.



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Previously Featured:

Giddens Gallery of Fine Art
(817) 488-8600


Giddens Gallery of Fine Art features more than 20 prominent artists. Gallery artists range from emerging to internationally known and acclaimed. The gallery prides itself in the quality, diversity of styles and media, represented by the artists. While the majority of the works are two dimensional pieces, the gallery also features three dimensional pieces in glass, metal, clay, found objects, stoneware and wood. Also shown are works of custom made chandeliers and furniture.

Our Statement:
Giddens Gallery of Fine Art is dedicated to featuring original works of art. Art being that indefinable but very real commodity that quickens the senses, captures us in a moment, and connects us to what we consider beautiful, important, and desirable. We are about showing the work of selected artists and providing an upscale venue for the recognition and promotion of the artists' God given talents. Our desire is to represent a wide range of fine art media and styles by professional artists.



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Dominique Galleron
D. Galleron Students

Dominique has been a professional artist located in Downtown Grapevine since 2004. Dominique has her studio and gallery located in a 1920's home located at 202 W. Wall Street. This is where she also teaches weekly classes and monthly workshops which are in high demand.

She is often requested to perform demonstrations for other artists and judge art shows. The gallery house is available for private/corporate events and hosted several charity events.

Dominique is a member of GADA. Dominique specializes in oil palette knife, encaustic, mix-media and foremost is known as a colorist. Her paintings can be found all over the world and have been featured in home tours.

Her students range in age from 5 to ageless. The criteria of students to display with Dominique was to have their own original art-work. Each student piece is a reflection of the atmosphere that is created at A Touch of Paris Art Gallery. Color theory, limited palettes, etc are important but so it the creative energy too.

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Chris Brandley

Chris Brandley graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Baylor University in 1989.
Being the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Chris grew up all over the world, where she was exposed to the Old Masters from an early age as her parents took her to museums everywhere they went. She was especially drawn to the impressionist painters. In 1977 her family moved to Holland, where the breath-taking beauty was etched into her memories. Her experience in Europe plays an instrumental part in her current work.
Chris taught art in the public school system for 11 years. In 2002 she established her own business, which included everything from painting murals and faux finishes commercially and residentially, to painting oil on canvas. After demand for her paintings on canvas grew, she decided to make another transition and relinquish the faux and mural side of her business.
Ms. Brandley's paintings embrace a range of subjects, with her focus being on expressing the emotion she felt during a particular moment in time.

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Grapevine Art Project
Juried Show at the Lancaster

Grapevine Art Project's second juried show will be exhibited September 4 through November 2. This open juried show attracted entries from throughout North Texas. After careful deliberation, the judges narrowed their selection to 25 works.


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Pastel Society of the SW

The Pastel Society of the Southwest was organized in 1979 to further education in, appreciation for, and encouragement of the use of the pastel medium. In the fall, PSSW holds an annual membership exhibition juried by a prominent, national artist. This has become the highlight of the society's year, with 50 or more of the best works chosen to hang from many entries. Since the first exhibition in 1981, membership in the society has been required for entry, although the National Open Show in 1995, was the society's first competition open to all pastelists. An Open Show was also held in 2000 and again in 2007.

There are six meetings per year, usually held on the second Sunday in March, April, May, September, October, and November, with programs to educate and instruct in the use of pastels. Members receive the Pasteller Newsletter at periodic times to inform about upcoming PSSW events and the activities/awards of fellow members.

PSSW offers a workshop each year in the fall in conjunction with its membership show. It is usually taught by the artist who acts as the judge for the show.



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Toni Wengler

Toni Wengler describes her art as an interpretation of what she sees in nature and in travels. She loves to tell a story with her paintings, and has an eye for color and detail.

During her travels around the world, she uses her camera to capture places and events, creating a sketchbook of ideas from which she creates original paintings, using pastels, acrylics, and colored pencils. She paints that which gives life special meaning to her, in the hope that others will feel touched by the beauty of what she sees. Helen Keller said, ''The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.'' This is what she hopes to achieve with her art.

Toni's friend, Doris Barks, a portrait artist, when referring to her work, said, ''You have an eye for detail, intuitive use of line and design in your composition, as well as gorgeous color, which gives great clarity to your highly individualistic and refreshing artwork. Your art would be a lovely addition in any décor - office or home.''

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Bruce Rosenstiel
Sharing Photos at the Textile
Center in Chinchero, Peru

When his wife declared she was done photographing vacations, Bruce decided to experiment with a manual SLR attached to his birding scope. Twenty years as a birder had already taught him to slow down and observe the details of his surroundings and had led to an interest in nature overall, so naturally he focused the camera on flowers, insects, butterflies, and all manner of flora and fauna.

With greater experience, he became more interested in the details of composition, lighting, and photographing different subjects. Though initially reluctant to photograph people because it seemed too intrusive, now he especially enjoy the challenge of capturing an expression, mood, or perspective in candid portraits.

Bird watching, cultural travel and photography have taken Bruce and his wife to six continents and over fifty countries. Exploring the world has also helped gain a greater appreciation of the diversity and unique beauty Grapevine, Texas offers.

Bruce currently offer classes through the Southlake and Grapevine Parks and Recreation Departments and private classes on request. His work is featured in several local publications and on a number of websites.


Artist: Bruce Rosenstiel